#Psychology

Why The Smartest People Are More Likely To Be Unhappy

Quora | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

Happiness is often not directly correlated with outward measures of success. It's too easy to find examples of brilliant and talented people who reached the apex of success, yet still struggled with depression, and ultimately went so far as to end their lives.

'Harassment And Victimisation' Of Jewish Students Must End, MP Demands

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The government has demanded universities take a “zero-tolerance” policy to anti-Semitism on campus ahead of Israel Apartheid Week. In his annual ...

The Rise Of Imperfect Motherhood

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Parents
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

To me (in the words of Winnicot) it's about being a 'good enough' parent and recognising that it's ok not to get it right all of the time. In fact, not only is it ok not to be perfect, it will actually give your child benefits in their journey through life.

Look At The World Differently: Think Psychodynamically

Dr Aaron Balick | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Dr Aaron Balick

Today no one can dispute that the world seems to have gone haywire. If we weren't already in a state of frenetic group hysteria over the rapid growth ...

It's Time To Stop Naming the Narcissist

Seb Reilly | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Seb Reilly

Narcissism is becoming more well-known on a daily basis and its symptoms, or behaviours, are now widely recognised. Perhaps, more than others, there i...

Ricki Lake Pays Tribute To ‘Soulmate’ Ex-Husband Following His Death, Aged 45

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Ricki Lake has announced that her ex-husband Christian Evans has died, aged 45. The US star, who was a guest judge on last weekend’s ‘Let It Shine...

These Easy Baby Sleep Hacks Work Way Better Than Counting Sheep

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents

There is one sentence in the English language which will consistently inspire awe, jealousy, anger, bewilderment and desperation. It’s when one moth...

When Viewing Pleasure After Dark Gets Darker

Tasha Okeke | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tasha Okeke

Porn addiction is not classified as an addiction in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) but has the same effects as drugs. Like cocaine, it causes an increase of that feel-good chemical, dopamine which leaves users wanting more by engaging in more porn.

Mental Health Stigma: People With Depression Are Weak

Marcus Brown | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Brown

The irony of this stigma is that the actual weakness is not being of weak mind, it is being too strong in the mind. But real strength needs to come from flexibility not from being fixed and unmovable.

The Importance Of The Balance Between A Healthy Mind And A Healthy Body

Marcus Brown | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Brown

In the fitness world I believe that what we can physically see, gets more positive attention than what we cannot tangibly see occurring in the mind.

Brits Are Missing Out On An Entire Night's Sleep Every Week

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, Britain is now facing a “sleepless epidemic” as new research reveals the extent of the nation’s exhaustion. W...

Specialist Mental Health Support Helped Us - But It Isn't Reaching Enough People

Louisa Hill | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Parents
Louisa Hill

My son Archie was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2008, aged just 3 years old. It is a severe, degenerative, muscle-wasting condition, which will one day lead to him being unable to move by himself and will significantly shorten his life.

Donald Trump - Is This What Mental Illness Looks Like?

Amelia Mustapha | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Amelia Mustapha

It is too easy to pathologize bad behaviour with psychobabble and in this instance it hurts real people; it is just highbrow name calling from someone out to make a fast buck at the expense of a vulnerable group of people. Donald Trump isn't what mental illness looks like but his 'diagnosis' is certainly what stigma looks like, and often that stigma is the worst part of having a mental illness and the biggest challenge to recovery from it. How can a person truly recover when no-one will employ them for example?

Stop Fighting Veganism, It Has Already Won

Damien Clarkson | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Damien Clarkson

Look I get it. You might not like the idea of veganism much. I honestly used to feel the same way but once you start to looking at the evidence that is supporting a societal shift towards veganism it is hard to look away.

One Child Every 11 Minutes Contacted Childline For Mental Health Issues Last Year

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Parents

More than 50,000 young people were counselled by Childline for serious mental health issues last year, the charity has revealed. The statistics, relea...

Some Scientific Explanations For Alien Abduction That Aren't So Out Of This World

Ken Drinkwater | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech
Ken Drinkwater

Accounts of mysterious flashing lights in the sky, spacecrafts and encounters with "real" aliens reflect high levels of public interest in UFOs and the belief that there is "something out there". However, many psychologists are less convinced, and think they can provide more down-to-earth, scientific explanations.

Twitter, Facebook Facing New Legal Curbs On Online Abuse

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Politics

Facebook and Twitter could be legally forced to tackle abusive online trolls under a fresh crackdown considered by Parliament. The two US internet gia...

Who Do We Have In Power - A Snake In The Grass Or An Untrained Rottweiler?

Lucy Nichol | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Lucy Nichol

We're all experts when it comes to diagnosing Trump. Twitter confidently informs us that he is a 'psychopath', a 'narcissist', 'schizophrenic' and pos...

Why Bringing Tragedy To Life Through Film Is Important

Phillip Othen | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

On Patriots’ Day, April 15, 2013, a pair of homemade pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of America’s annual Boston Marathon, kill...

What Makes A Female Murderer?

Toby Roebuck | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Toby Roebuck

As we spent time with the families of these murderers, one thing was clear: their lives had appeared normal up until the point they killed someone, with no warning signs of what was to come. Unlike men, most women who kill have no history of criminality. Their crimes seemed like aberrations, moments of madness.

An Unusual Treatment Has Reversed Alzheimer's-Like Symptoms In Mice

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Tech

For years, researchers have sought to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s by targeting brain plaque, a hallmark of the disease. But their efforts haven...

Ukip Leader Agrees With Trump On Torture, Says He'd 'Probably Be OK' With It

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has been condemned for saying he’d “probably be ok” with waterboarding people, after Donald Trump triggered a row by sa...

Uni Students' Facebook And Twitter Accounts To Be Monitored In Mental Health Push

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Students at a leading university are set to have their Facebook and Twitter accounts monitored in an attempt to tackle depression and suicide among yo...

Blaming Trans Identities On Autism Hurts Everyone

Jay Avery | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jay Avery

Those two approaches are not the only options, though. The best option is to allow someone to explore their feelings, support them in gaining self-understanding, and accept their identity whatever it turns out to be. It is not complicated, and it's only scary if you are still holding onto the belief that being either autistic or transgender - or, perish the thought, both - is a terrible thing to be. Which it's not. I am, along with countless others like me, living proof of that.

Here's A Clear Sign You Have A Smartphone Addiction

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech

We’ve all experienced the phantom phone alert: the sensation that your phone has buzzed or pinged with a message or notification when it hasn’t. N...